|Posted by communications on June 6, 2014 at 9:35 AM|
NEW FREEDOM (Jun 6, 2014) – State Senate candidate Linda Small called State Sen. Scott Wagner’s statements comparing unions to Hitler inappropriate, offensive and wrong. Her statement follows:
“Sen. Wagner has clearly gone too far in making inappropriate and offensive statements comparing unions to Hitler and Putin. Sadly, when asked about those comments, he added even more dictators like Hussein and Stalin to the list. Sen. Wagner should apologize for the remarks; they are wrong and cheapen the horrible reality of the death and destruction that occurred under the dictators.
Sen. Wagner can't solve our problems by demonizing unions. Unions did not cause the recession. They didn't cause the property tax problem. They are not our enemy. Unions are the voice of working families and they are partners with business in an economy that works for all of us when things are working correctly.
Unions have won important labor protections like overtime pay, weekends, and child labor laws. Pay is higher in states with strong unions for both union and non-union workers. There are fewer deaths on the job because of unions. Unions help form a strong middle-class.
Senator Wagner has joined an attack on the working people that he should be representing, not attacking. He needs to reverse course and start working with unions to find solutions that work for Pennsylvania.”
Linda Small, 53, is running for state senator for the 28th district. She is a retired U.S. Navy Master Chief Petty Officer (E-9) weather forecaster and holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania.